The city is grand with its vast offering of activities in the area. Grand Prairie features Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, Nokia Theatre, Joe Pool...
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The city is grand with its vast offering of activities in the area. Grand Prairie features Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, Nokia Theatre, Joe Pool Lake, Trader's Village, Ripley's Believe It or Not!, the GPX Skate Park, the Palace of Wax, the internationally regarded Greenhouse spa, and the city's Tangle Ridge Golf Course ranked in the top courses in Texas by The Dallas Morning News, and the popular Prairie Lakes Golf Course.
The city is primarily served by the Grand Prairie Independent School District; a 58-square mile district serving more than 23,000 students within the Dallas County portion of Grand Prairie. The district boasts 36 campuses, including 23 elementary schools, seven middle schools, two ninth grade centers, two high schools and two alternative education schools. The District is one of the biggest employers in the city with more than 2,900 staff members.
Today, Grand Prairie is 81 square miles and is ideally located between Dallas and Fort Worth. An estimated 156,000 people call Grand Prairie home. In 2006, the average age of residents was 32, the average household income $62,974, and the average value of a new home was $203,000. Known for its hometown atmosphere, Grand Prairie boasts a prosperous economy, growing community, a network of caring citizens, and one of the lowest crime rates in the metroplex. With 35 percent of Grand Prairie available for development and its prime location in the area, Grand Prairie has become a hotbed of economic development. Grand Prairie--grand indeed!